May 19, 2009

Britian Forces Out the Speaker of Parliament

the first since 1895, according to NR. NR makes reference to Oliver Cromwell's dismissal of Parliament:

“you have been sat to long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, i say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"

April 1653.

Posted by LMC at May 19, 2009 08:36 PM | TrackBack

Another interesting tidbit:

"There is no modern0day precedent for a speaker being voted out of office," the BBC reported on its Web site, adding that "in the old days [before 1560], seven were beheaded and one murdered."

Certainly we are all against murder.

Posted by: rbj at May 20, 2009 12:15 PM